Re: birding-aus Land Clearing QLD

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Subject: Re: birding-aus Land Clearing QLD
From: "Brown" <>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 18:00:40 +1100
Hi Sean

Well said but don't despair.  We are part of an evolving system and
unfortunately some of us will become extinct.  But in time most go or change
in some fashion.  And when the dust settles and in time more are born.
Change is a constant.

On a happier note we could be banding at Braeside this Saturday.  Feel free
to join us if it goes ahead.


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Date: Thursday, 25 November 1999 12:01
Subject: RE: birding-aus Land Clearing QLD

>With the launch of a high-profile group promoting an increase in
>population to 50 million by 2050, I can only assume that landclearing and
>other environmental impacts of population and economic growth will
>Surely the population growth proponents are simply delaying the inevitable
>crunch when the carrying capacity is reached (after the turning of the
>entire world over to food production). If we need to solve the problem of
>continued growth then, why can't we solve it now and enjoy a life enriched
>with wilderness and wildlife (setting aside any moral arguments about the
>rights of wilderness and wildlife)?
>And we already have ample evidence that Aus's carrying capacity has already
>been exceeded. It seems a very real possibility that not only will we be
>unable to sustain lucrative food export industries (which generate much of
>the wealth we are able to currently enjoy and which teases the
>narrowly-educated to think that more people means more industry means more
>wealth),but that we will be unable to feed ourselves and become instead
>net-importers of food. And that is at current population levels let alone a
>population 2-3 times greater.
>Could it be that these 50 mill in 2050 bunch are only out to line their own
>pockets (further than they are already lined)? Presumably any change from
>continued growth will necessitate a change in economic conditions that will
>affect the growth of their profits (though not necessarily the fact that
>they make a profit, just that the profit stops getting bigger and bigger).
>Surely there are other economic models that allow for prosperity of the
>populace, than those built on population growth? From what I know, many
>European countries have had stable populations for decades yet still seem
>prosper.  Are there any economists out there who can shed light on this?
>Sean Pywell.
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